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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith provides possibly the cutest event from San Diego Comic-Con

We’re still writing up all of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage, but this may already be the crowning event of this year’s convention, and it didn’t even happen at the convention center. This comes from the Nerd HQ “Conversations for a Cause” featuring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill.

And if you can’t believe what the Doctor prescribes, who can you believe?

If you’re waiting for “Doctor Who”, we have Comic Relief

If you’re waiting for “Doctor Who”, we have Comic Relief

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For those of you chomping at the bit for the premiere of the new season of [[[Doctor Who]]] on BBC America in just a few hours, here’s a little preview you may not have seen. This is from this year’s Red Nose Day, which is a fundraiser for England’s Comic Relief. These bits were broadcast on a telethon over there back in March, and as you might expect star Matt Smith as the Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy, and Arthur Darvill as Rory.

I’ve taken these and shown them with movie preview panels at Lunacon and I-CON this year, and have raised about $300 in contributions from the audience. So if you’re going to watch, you should donate as well.

And now, for your dining and dancing pleasure…



Doctor Who Invades New York (Again)

Doctor Who Invades New York (Again)

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We understand there are Doctor Who fans reading this site, so we should give you a heads up: the Doctor and his companions are coming to America earlier than you thought.

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be making an in-store appearance this Friday at the Barnes & Noble store at 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, to sign copies of Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series boxed set. You will need a wristband to join the signing line for this event. Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9AM on Friday, April 8 with the purchase of the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series boxed set. Call the store at 212-697-3048 for more details.

Then on Monday, BBC America will host a free premiere screening event of the first two episodes at the Village East Cinema, 189 2nd Ave at 7 PM. The event will be hosted by Chris Hardwick, with guests Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. Following a screening of the two-part season premiere (The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon) Chris will lead a discussion and Q&A, which he’ll record for a special Nerdist Podcast.

Last year, Matt, Karen and Steven Moffat went to New York for a publicity tour to promote Series 5. They attended a ‘Meet the Cast’ event at the Apple store in SoHo and did an episode premiere event, and ComicMix contributor Alan Kistler shamelessly flirted with Ms. Gillan at both events.

And of course, if you can’t make it, BBC America will premiere the show on April 23.